Gain Exposure at Trade Shows
The 2020 Bologna Children's Book Fair has been cancelled. If you've already registered with us, please reach out to Victoria Sutherland <email@example.com> to discuss your options.
The 2020 American Library Association Conference & Exhibition has been cancelled. If you've already registered with us, please reach out to Victoria Sutherland <firstname.lastname@example.org> to discuss your options.
The 2021 Midwinter American Library Association Conference & Exhibition will be held virtually. If you've already registered with us, please reach out to Victoria Sutherland <email@example.com> to discuss your options.
You want your book to travel the world and find new audiences who love to discover a new story. It just so happens that's exactly what Foreword does. We're world travelers to the most important gatherings of publishers, booksellers, librarians, distributors, rights agents, authors, printers, media, and book enthusiasts.
Let us take your books around the world so you get to new audiences. Learn more about each trade show below or register your books now!
Frankfurt Book Fair
To accurately describe the Frankfurt Book Fair, one word cannot be avoided: "overwhelming." The numbers alone are daunting: nine show halls, more than 7000 exhibitors, publishers from 100 countries, and a stunning average of 280,000 attendees. Luckily, with excellent train / metro services, ample hotel space, and German efficiency, Frankfurt is just the place to pull off such an event.
If you are interested in being a part of the Frankfurt Book Fair’s digital platform for trading in international rights and licenses, register with us today. Publishers can present their company, titles, and rights catalogues, and create a rights catalogue of your own through Foreword Reviews. Rights managers at publishing houses will use the platform, which is completely indexed by keywords, to find promising titles and new business partners from around the world. They will also use it to contact rights holders directly and request preview materials.
How to Register
Fee per title is $89. Books can be registered for a trade show right here. Book metadata for the Frankfurt Book Fair's digital platform can be updated in your account. If you have any questions, please contact Victoria Sutherland (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Stacy Price (email@example.com).
Bologna Children's Book Fair
The best foreign rights exposure for children's books publishers is the annual Bologna Children's Book Fair: nearly 25,000 international professional trade reps and agents from 75 countries scout for gems and do deals on a 20,000 square meter show floor. In Bolognese book-speak, children's books means picture books, and the show floors of the Bologna fiere are awash with some of the most astounding art and artists anywhere.
Under the best of circumstances, by exhibiting in Bologna, your top titles might generate rights interest with publishers from several countries (typically, a foreign rights deal includes a non-refundable advance and a royalty rate of 7–8%). So, with no out of pocket expense—except for the exhibit fee to have your title displayed at the Foreword booth—you stand to earn an unexpected windfall. Representatives from Foreword direct visiting agents and reps to the appropriate shelves (books are arranged by genre) and collect business cards and contact information when interest in a certain title is expressed. Foreword will then pass on the contact info to the corresponding publisher. Your title will also receive a listing in the online version of the show guide; rigorously studied by agents before and after the actual event. For an idea of last year's event, visit this blog post.
We welcome the opportunity to represent you in one of several ways: showcase each of your titles individually or organize a larger space through our turnkey service, CBUSA (includes reserving display panels or a private booth, bookshelves, tables/chairs, carpet, shipping, registration, and catalog listing).
How to Register
Fee per title is $215. Enter five titles and save $25 per title. You will need to mail a one-page Sell Sheet with your book. You can supply your own or use our service. For publishers interested in displaying more than ten titles at one show we also offer customized signage and meeting space for an additional fee. Please contact Victoria Sutherland (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Books can be registered for a trade show right here. Your receipt will contain details about how to get your book to us. You will need to mail a one-page Sell Sheet with your book. You can supply your own or use our service. If you have any questions, check our FAQ or call us at 231.933.3699.
American Library Association Conference & Exhibition
The American Library Association Conference and Exhibition is the annual librarian literary love fest. Similar in scope to BEA, without the chaos, ALA plays a matchmaker role between librarians and the insistent publishing industry hoping to woo ordering dollars. Foreword maintains a large stand at ALA to mingle with its readership of librarians, independent publishers, and university presses.
Publishers who choose to send their titles to ALA with Foreword benefit from participating in a cooperative stand in the middle of the exhibit hall at the world's number one library show. Publishers can expect to have their titles in front of thousands of librarians. Books are organized by category and presented face out for ultimate exposure along with knowledgeable assistance provided by our staff. ALA is the place to solidify your publishing presence within the North American library market.
How to Register
Books can be registered for a trade show right here. Fee per title is $190. Enter five titles and save $25 per title. Your receipt will contain details about how to get your book to us. If you have any questions, check out FAQ or call us at 231.933.3699.